21 05, 2019

Malaria devastates lives for life

2019-05-21T14:31:34+00:00 May 21st, 2019|Donations, Support|

Karen is 2 years and 11 months old, and she is deaf.  A year ago she was able to speak and hear, and then she contracted cerebral malaria. Now she cannot hear even when you are behind her and clap or shout.  Karen was taken to hospital for treatment; an ENT specialist said she [...]

18 04, 2019

Suchi – our man in Kenya

2019-04-18T22:24:21+00:00 April 18th, 2019|Food, Support, Volunteers|

This is Justus Suchi, the Country Director of Reach the Children Kenya, who has dedicated twenty years of service to the communities of western Kenya. Here he is demonstrating container gardening, showing how vegetables can be successfully grown in discarded plastic containers. Lecturing throughout the area he stimulates local families to try new varieties [...]

13 04, 2019

Turning the light on

2019-04-13T07:29:10+00:00 April 13th, 2019|Funding, Water Collection|

Reach the Children UK funds the installation of a generator at the Luwero Centre in Uganda. As the generator purred into action the lights flickered then burst bright, illuminating the office of Reach the Children Uganda at its Luwero Centre. Local children, fascinated by the advent of electric light in the village, hang around [...]

6 04, 2019

A YOUNG GIRL’S LOT IN LIFE

2019-04-06T19:14:30+00:00 April 6th, 2019|Donations, Schooling, Support, Water Collection|

Earlier today this young girl would have queued to get the water for the family, and helped feed her baby sister who nestles on her back. There is precious little time for her to play or get an education. Her lot in life is sealed fetching water, tending siblings and many other chores and [...]

22 03, 2019

Clean and Clear – Every little drop helps

2019-03-19T11:38:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|Water Collection|

On World Water Day, Reach the Children UK is proud to work with its implementing partners in Kenya and Uganda, protecting springs in rural areas. Global World Water Day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of fresh water resources, which is a major focus of Reach [...]

19 03, 2019

Africa’s children tell their story

2019-03-19T11:34:03+00:00 March 19th, 2019|Schooling, Support, Uncategorised|

Children’s stories that relate to the challenges of living their lives in rural Africa always touch the hearts of readers. Reach the Children UK wanted to find out what the next generation thought of its projects and the impact in their community, so decided to take up the challenge of collecting these stories and [...]

10 03, 2019

International Women’s Day

2019-03-10T10:29:32+00:00 March 10th, 2019|Support|

Some people have questioned whether there is a need these days for an International Women’s Day. Why in 2019 are we still discussing inequality between the sexes? Because in 2019 Reach the Children is still supporting impoverished grandmothers, who needed help to grow food to feed their grandchildren and who struggle to send the [...]

28 02, 2019

Ready to run the Selsdon Half Marathon?

2019-02-28T09:53:45+00:00 February 28th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Support|

Looking for a great warmup for the London Marathon? Look no further than the Selsdon Half Marathon, which is being run on Saturday 23rd March 2019. Not quite ready to run the half marathon distance yet?  Put a team of three runners together – each would run a 4.36 mile leg; the Relay Trophy [...]

13 02, 2019

Threadbare grandkids get new clothes – Grandma is sewing!

2019-02-13T10:14:50+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Donations, Fundraising, Volunteers|

How far can you make a £50 ($64) donation to Reach the Children go? Trustee Kate Gibson and Uganda In Country Manager, Ronnie Kyambadde, made it all the way to the market in Kampala to stock up with material, threads, needles, zips and buttons.   Another generous donor has already bought a sewing machine for [...]